• Cyber Forensics Analyst

    Job Locations US-Hines, IL
    Job ID 2018-1854
  • Overview

    *This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus.*


    AbleVets, LLC is a fast-growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing healthcare information technology services and resources to help the Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated Cyber Forensic Analyst to support our VA customer. The Cyber Forensic Analyst will be responsible for providing security analysis and recommendations to VA on cyber intrusions, malware incidents, and cybersecurity related investigations. The position is located on-site at the customer’s facility.

    Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

    The successful candidate must be proficient in all aspects of digital forensic analysis and knowledgeable with static and dynamic malware analysis. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

    • Utilizing EnCase and 3rd party forensic tools to perform computer forensic analysis and malware analysis in support of designated cybersecurity investigations.
    • Conduct forensic data acquisitions and maintain chain of custody for all digital evidence in accordance with NIST, VA and OMB standards
    • Conduct root cause analysis of hosts, files and/or artifacts discovered during incident investigation and research.
    • Execute existing forensic processes and procedures and provide improvement recommendations
    • Provide development of specific custom signatures, log queries and analytic indicators for the identification of targeted attacks
    • Utilize security tools to include Splunk, McAfee ePO and SIEM to correlate network data with forensic analysis.
    • Produce comprehensive analysis notes and technical reports. proof of chain custody adherence, etc.
    • Maintain and provide operational, administration and management of components for VA computer forensics laboratories


    • Bachelor’s degree required, and at least 6 years IT experience and minimum four years advanced digital forensic or malware experience. Four years of relevant experience may be substituted with professional certification (e.g., CISSP, GREM or GCIH)
    • Must be able to obtain the EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) Certification within 120 days of hire
    • In depth understanding of NIST SP 800-61, US CERT and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards
    • Knowledge of Windows/Linux file systems, files, applications, metadata, and logs
    • Outstanding written skills for preparing reports and briefings
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government Public Trust security clearance which will require successful completion of a background check and fingerprinting.

    EEO Statement

    AbleVets LLC appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.  AbleVets is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 


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